Alkemy Acupuncture & Apothecary is owned and run by Robert Maclay. Robert is an AHPRA Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, registration number CMR0001717339 and a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) member number 14318. Robert has been working in the health profession since 1993. He started with health and fitness before moving into massage therapy, where he was introduced to Chinese Medical Massage - Tuina/Anmo.
Robert then went on to work within hospitals and nursing homes in Sydney. During this time Robert was able to observe and work alongside some amazing and dedicated people within the western health industry. Robert’s passion for health and caring grew and saw a need for more than western medicine alone could provide.
Robert’s introduction to Chinese Medicine, through his Massage Therapy studies seemed to offer a solution, and set Robert on the path to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Robert believes that Traditional Chinese Medicine is an integral part of our health system, as it both complements and supplements western medicine. Robert’s practice incorporates all that he has learnt during the last 27 years. He aims to bring good health and well being by way of effective treatment and information.
Robert’s Qualifications Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (China), Associate Diploma in Health Science (Massage Therapy), Certificate IV Disability Work, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
As of October/November 2017 Robert spent a month under the tutelage of Mary Elizabeth Wakefield – the leading Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture expert in the world. He has now qualified as a facial acupuncturist and the only male to have completed her 5 module soundscapes facial rejuvenation treatment protocols.
* On a personal note …
Robert is the proud father of 6 children. Since moving to the Albury-Wodonga area he and his family have grown to now include his first grand child. Unfortunately though even with all of his personal and medical knowledge Robert still doesn't know where all these children come from! While he is often found in the garden he still does not have a cabbage patch. Robert believes that there must be something in the rumours about storks, country air and the power of acupuncture and Chinese medicinal Herbs!